On This Day: April 25

Tornado Talk Summary

A quick-hitting F4 tornado moved 6 miles across parts of Dallas County, TX on this day in 1994. 80% of the Lancaster downtown square was destroyed. 223 homes were destroyed and 227 damaged. 58 businesses were destroyed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

April 25, 1908: An F2 tornado in the south part of Atlanta, GA. It touched down on Central Avenue. A house was shifted and another was “split in half.” Grazulis has not notes on the path length, width, fatality or injury count.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2019, an EF3 tornado struck Ruston, LA. Two people were killed, and many homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.  Source. 

A hotel that was ripped apart. Photo via NWS Shreveport.
A destroyed gas station, photo via NWS Shreveport.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1875:  3″ of snow fell in New York City. Source

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1872: Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Al Pacino was born on  April 25, 1940, in New York, New York. He is an actor best known for his intense, explosive acting style. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1983: “Nightline” expands from ½ hour to a full hour. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2008: The Empire State Building in New York City was lit up in Mariah Carey’s motif colours, lavender, pink, and white, in celebration of her achievements in the world of music. Carey was the first person in history to be honoured with this event. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 2015: Nearly 9,100 are killed after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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